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Canalside Landore Ironworks with Blenkinsop locomotive under construction Swansea Canal framed

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Canalside Landore Ironworks with Blenkinsop locomotive under construction Swansea Canal framed

The John Blenkinsop designed rack locomotive of 1812 was the first commercially successful railway locomotive in the world and at least three south Welsh ironmasters applied for details to build them, often to connect with canals.

Framed glazed A4 signed limited print of a watercolour & gouache painted reconstruction of the Landore  Ironworks in 1814 onwards with a possible attempt to build a Blenkinsop-type rack locomotive to operate on the extensive early railway network between Landore & Morriston with bridges over the Trewyddfa Canal. The works was a specialist engineering works, later known as the canalside Millbrook Ironworks. The ironworks re-used the earlier water-engineering infrastructure of the Llangyfelach Copperworks and its tailrace was culverted under the Trewyddfa Canal to drive the Landore Cornmill and later wound coal from the Landore colliery shaft and the Glamorgan Pottery flintmill. The winding-house in the left foreground controlled the counter-balanced railway incline under the Trewyddfa Canal while two railway branches fed coal to wharves on the canal and other ironworks buildings on the canal bank. Original artwork by Stephen Hughes

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Stephen Hughes

CanalArchaeology by Stephen Hughes

A collection of digital downloads and prints depicting canal and industrial scenes of South Wales.

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